Are these wings normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by K4zn4v3, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. K4zn4v3

    K4zn4v3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My female muscovy is almost done growing her flight feathers, but they seem odd. They look very ragid. Is this normal for new feathers? Also when I let her out in the morning she runs around really fast flipping here wings and hopping, it this just stretching or is she trying to fly.
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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  2. K4zn4v3

    K4zn4v3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  3. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Does she have access to any type of swimming water or a water bowl deep enough to stick her head into so she can preen properly?
     
  4. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are new feathers, right? I've always noticed that when new ones grow, they grow out in a tube shape from the pin. Sometimes it takes a little while for the feather to uncurl and lay right. I agree with KansasKid: get it a large tub of water and she'll fix them herself with grooming.
     
  5. K4zn4v3

    K4zn4v3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She has access to a bucket of water 24/7
     
  6. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    she probably needs somethng larger than a bucket.
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Quote:Yes they look normal just not fully developed yet. She is streching and excersising her wings. flight is almost a full instinct in muscovy since they are tree ducks in the wild. other domestics have had the need for flight bred out of them as they get too heavy for their wings.
     

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